Faculty

Jane Drexler

Jane Drexler

Professor of Philosophy

Credentials:

Jane Drexler is a Professor of Philosophy at Salt Lake Community College. Since arriving at SLCC in 2007, Drexler has served as Faculty Senate President (2012-2014) and in several other faculty leadership roles. She won the SLCC Foundation Teaching Excellence Award in 2016, and the National Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course design in 2010.

Drexler is a presenter, contributor and participant in the Philosophy as a Way of Life Project, funded by the National Endowment of Humanities and by the Mellon Foundation. She is currently member-at-large of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) Executive Board, Chair of the AAPT International Conference-Workshop organizing committee, and member of the American Philosophy Association's (APA) Committee on Teaching Philosophy. She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Teaching Philosophy, the premier journal for the discipline's pedagogy in the U.S. She has essays published in general-audience and peer-reviewed journals and books; most recently, in the book Philosophers in the Classroom (Hackett, 2018), a collection of essays from 24 of the discipline's most award-winning professors (Drexler's is the only essay from a professor at a community college).

Jane is a recreational cyclist, beginner rock climber, not-bad guitarist, not-great violinist, somewhat-adventurous hiker, and occasional world-traveler; who sometimes prefers to binge-watch Netflix than to read a philosophical tome.

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2004
  • M.A., Philosophy, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2001
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, 1997
  • B.A., Communications (Media Production), University of Colorado-Colo Springs, 1992

Expertise

  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy as a Way of Life (esp. Ancient Philosophy)
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Feminist Theory
  • Justice Theory
  • Participatory and Inclusive Democracy

Coordinator

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Workshop Series on Faculty Evaluation and Professional Portfolios

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

AAB

Room:

237 R

Phone:

801-957-4438

Email:

Jane.Drexler@slcc.edu

Alexander Izrailevsky

Alexander Izrailevsky

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Credentials:

Born in Kiev, Ukraine. After getting his degrees in Philosophy, worked as Professor of Philosophy at Siberian Technical University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) (1974-1987), and Chair of this Department (1987-1999). After immigration to the U.S., from 2000 worked at SLCC as Assistant Professor of Philosophy, and Associate Philosophy Professor (from 2007 to present).

Education

Dr. Alexander Izrailevsky has received both his Bachelor and Master Degree in Philosophy from Ural University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).

In 1981 he has received his PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from the Russian Academy of Philosophy (Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk). His PhD Dissertation, "The Structural Approach to the Social Sciences (Structuralism of Claude Levi-Strauss)" was dedicated to French Structuralism. His individual post-graduate research program was in Paris, France, under the supervision of Dr. Emmanuel Levinas. The field of his academic expertise is modern French Philosophy, French Structuralism, French Phenomenology, Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

Dr. Alexander Izrailevsky is focused on two main Philosophy Courses at SLCC: PHIL 1000 Intro to Philosophy, and PHIL 1120 Social Ethics, and upon students' requests, PHIL 1900 Special Studies in Philosophy.

Campus:

South City

Building:

SCM

Room:

3-186 J

Phone:

801-957-3714

Email:

Alexander.Izrailevsky@slcc.edu

Ananda Satya Spike

Ananda Satya Spike

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Credentials:

MA in German Literature and Critical Thought, Northwestern University

MA in Philosophy, DePaul University

BA in Philosophy, University of California, San Diego

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

AAB

Room:

237 Q

Phone:

801-957-4386

Email:

Ananda.Spike@slcc.edu